In an effort to kick start the creation of standards for the emerging Internet of Things trend, Qualcomm said it has given the code behind its AllJoyn framework to the Linux Foundation. In turn, the Linux Foundation said it created the new AllSeen Alliance that will use AllJoyn to develop a new interoperable standard for connecting devices and objects to the Internet.
Wireless modem and M2M vendor Sierra Wireless filed complaints with the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against Nokia, alleging that Nokia is behaving unfairly in how it licenses its patents.
To say that the connected car space is a massive new opportunity for wireless carriers is probably an understatement. Research from the GSMA predicts that this area will be worth $39 billion by 2018, an increase from $13 billion in 2012.
Qualcomm is starting to put its money where its mouth is in terms of the Internet of Things and is introducing a chipset line designed specifically for connected devices inside homes.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--Verizon Wireless unveiled a new retail concept meant to highlight connected devices on its LTE network, part of a broader national retail effort to educate consumers about LTE devices beyond smartphones, tablets and hotspots.
ABI Research forecast last month that there will be 35.1 million shipments of cars with in-car entertainment systems equipped with one or more smartphone integration technologies by 2018. However, independent application developers should not get their hopes up too much. Special report
The opportunity in M2M is that it is now embarking on a path similar to that taken by smartphones, tablets and laptops in the enterprise. As the process of deploying these traditional devices have played out in the past few years, conversations are moving towards M2M. Enterprise education on the benefits, realities and possibilities of M2M will thus be critical in the years ahead.
The Internet of Things will evolve through a combination of wireless protocols, embedded operating systems and companies that bring the various pieces of the puzzle together. How will developers take advantage of this explosion in connectivity, and create apps that leverage user data? Special report
Car-maker Nissan has selected Airbiquity's Choreo cloud-based connected car solution to power its NissanConnect app service, giving car drivers access to smartphone apps, cloud content and services
The so-called "Internet of Things" is a market that is still developing, both from a technological perspective and in terms of business models. However, its growth has spurred the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to consider how best to regulate the industry.